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List of notable or famous journalists from Iran, with bios and photos, including the top journalists born in Iran and even some popular journalists who immigrated to Iran. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Iranian journalists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These journalists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known journalist from Iran is included when available.

List is made up of many different people, including Rudi Bakhtiar and Roxana Saberi.

This historic journalists from Iran list can help answer the questions "Who are some Iranian journalists of note?" and "Who are the most famous journalists from Iran?" These prominent journalists of Iran may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Iranian journalists.

Use this list of renowned Iranian journalists to discover some new journalists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (90 items)

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Abbas Maroufi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
age 60 Abbas Maroufi is an Iranian novelist and journalist. His most famous novel is Symphony of the Dead. Raised and educated in Tehran, Abbas Maroufi studied dramatic arts at Tehran University while ...more

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Abolmohsen Salemi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Abolmohsen Salemi Dec. at 95 (1913-2008)

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Adel Ferdosipour is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
age 43 Adel Ferdosipour, is an Iranian journalist, translator, football commentator and television show host and producer. He is the host and producer of the popular TV show: Navad. The TV show ...more

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Ahmad Bourghani is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Dec. at 48 (1960-2008) Ahmad Bourghani Farahani was an influential Iranian reformist politician, notable journalist, writer and political analyst. Bourghani was deputy minister of culture of Iran in President Mohammad ...more

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Ahmad Ghazi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Ahmad Ghazi age 82 Ahmad Ghazi is a famous Kurdish writer and translator. He was born in 1936 in Mahabad. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English in Tehran Higher Institute of Languages in 1958. He ...more

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Ahmad Shamlou is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Dec. at 75 (1925-2000) Ahmad Shamloo was a Persian poet, writer, and journalist. Shamlou was arguably the most influential poet of modern Iran. His initial poetry was influenced by and in the tradition of Nima ...more

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Ahmad Zeidabadi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
age 52 Ahmad Zeidabadi is an Iranian journalist, academic, writer and political analyst and the secretary general of Office for Strengthening Unity. He is one of the notable figures of the Iranian ...more

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Akbar Ganji is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
age 58 Akbar Ganji is an Iranian journalist and writer. He has been described as "Iran's preeminent political dissident", and a "wildly popular pro-democracy journalist" who has ...more

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Ali-Akbar Sa'idi Sirjani is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Dec. at 63 (1931-1994) Ali-Akbar Sa'idi Sirjani was an Iranian writer, poet and journalist who died in prison under mysterious circumstances after having been arrested for openly criticizing the government. He is ...more

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Ali Dehbashi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Ali Dehbashi age 60 Ali Dehbashi is an Iranian journalist, Iranologist, researcher and writer. Ali Dehbashi is a member of Societas Iranologica Europaea, and has attended many meetings in its periodical conferences ...more

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Ali Farahbakhsh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Ali Farahbakhsh is an Iranian business journalist.

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Ali Ghanbari is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Ali Ghanbari age 68 Ali Ghanbari is an Iranian-American photojournalist who has work at the WJW Fox affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio, since 1994. From 1982 to 1994 he was a photojournalist at the WKEF NBC affiliate in ...more

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Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Dec. at 77 (1879-1956) Allameh Ali Akbar Dehkhodā was a prominent Iranian linguist, and author of the most extensive dictionary of the Persian language ever published.

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Alireza Alavitabar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Alireza Alavitabar is an Iranian political scientist and a leading reformist intellectual and writer. Alavitabar is a member of Islamic Iran Participation Front and was the editor of the now ...more

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Alireza Nourizadeh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
age 68 Alireza Nourizadeh is an Iranian scholar, literary figure, journalist, political activist and an expert on Iranian contemporary history.

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Alireza Rajaei is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
age 49 Alireza Rajaei is an Iranian journalist. He is considered as one of the member of the Nationalist-Religious alliance of Iran. He was elected as a member of parliament by people of Tehran in the ...more

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Amir Taheri is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
age 75 Amir Taheri is an Iranian-born conservative author based in Europe. His writings focus on the Middle East affairs and topics related to Islamist terrorism. He has been the subject of many ...more

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Arash Markazi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
age 38 Arash Markazi is an Iranian-American sports journalist currently writing for ESPN. Markazi, who is of Iranian descent, was born in Oklahoma City and raised in Los Angeles, graduating from Notre ...more

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Ata'ollah Mohajerani is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
age 64 Seyyed Ata'ollah Mohajerani is an Iranian historian, journalist, author and reformist politician. Mohajerani served as Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Iran under President Mohammad ...more

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Azadeh Moaveni is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
age 42 Azadeh Moaveni is an Iranian–American journalist and writer.

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Azam Taleghani is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
age 74 Azam Taleghani is an Iranian politician and journalist, born in 1944, is the head of the Society of Islamic Revolution Women of Iran, editor of Payam Hajar Weekly, and a former member of the ...more

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Baqer Moin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Baqer Moin is a BBC journalist and author. He has been described as "a specialist on Iran and Islam and is head of the BBC's Persian Service" and as "BBC's Central Asia ...more

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Behrouz Afagh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Behrouz Afagh Behrouz Afagh is Head of BBC World Service's Asia & Pacific Region. He is editorially and managerially responsible for the BBC's broadcasts and multimedia services in the Azeri, Bengali, ...more

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Borzou Daragahi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
age 49 Borzou Daragahi is a print and radio journalist and the former Baghdad bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times. Since September 2011, he has been a Cairo-based Middle East and North Africa ...more

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Camelia Entekhabifard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
age 45 Camelia Entekhabifard is an Iranian journalist and author who now lives in New York City. Initially interested in poetry and painting, she became a journalist for the daily Zan. In 1999 she ...more

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Ebrahim Nabavi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Ebrahim Nabavi age 60 Seyyed Ebrahim Nabavi is a prolific Iranian satirist, writer, diarist, and researcher. He currently writes in the news website Gooya and the online newspaper Rooz, and has a satirical program ...more

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Elham Afroutan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Elham Afroutan

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Emadeddin Baghi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Emadeddin Baghi age 56 Emadeddin Baghi is an Iranian human rights activist, prisoners' rights advocate, investigative journalist, theologian and writer. He is the founder and head of the Committee for the Defense of ...more

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Erfan Qaneifard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Erfan Qaneifard age 42

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Faezeh Hashemi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
age 56 Faezeh Hashemi Bahramani, more known as Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani is an Iranian Women's rights activist, politician and fromer journalist who served as a member of Iranian parliament from 1996 ...more

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Farzad Bazoft is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Dec. at 32 (1958-1990) Farzad Bazoft was an Iranian-born journalist who settled in the United Kingdom in the mid-1970s. He worked as a freelance reporter for The Observer. He was arrested by Iraqi authorities and ...more

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Safa Haeri is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Safa Haeri Safa Haeri is an Iranian born journalist living in France, from where he has created the first independent and private Iranian internet news service, Iran Press Service. He covered most ...more

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Hamid Etemad is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
age 73 Hamid Etemad is a Canadian organizational theorist, and Professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. He is best known for his work on international entrepreneurship and ...more

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Hamid Reza Sadr is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
age 62 Hamid Reza Sadr, is an Iranian film critic and football critic. He is well known for his columns in Film Magazine on cinema and his appearances on television for analyzing football. He married ...more

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Hoda Saber is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Hoda Saber Dec. at 52 (1959-2011) Hoda Reza Zadeh Saber was an Iranian intellectual, economic scholar, journalist and social-political activist. He served several prison terms since 2000, and died while on a hunger strike in ...more

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Hossein Sanapour is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Hossein Sanapour age 58 Hosain Sanapour is a Persian writer.

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Hossein Derakhshan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
age 43 Hossein Derakhshan, also known as Hoder, is an Iranian-Canadian blogger who was imprisoned in Tehran from November 2008 to November 2014. He is credited with starting the blogging revolution in ...more

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Houshang Asadi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Houshang Asadi age 67 Houshang Asadi is an Iranian journalist and writer.

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Iraj Kaboli is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
age 79 Iraj Kaboli is an Iranian writer, linguist and translator. Iraj was born in 1938 in a Zoroastrian family in Kerman. He came to Tehran for his High School and pursued his education there at ...more

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Kaveh Golestan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Dec. at 53 (1950-2003) Kāveh Golestān Taghavi Shirazi, was an Iranian photojournalist and artist. Golestan was educated at Millfield School in Somerset, England. In 1988, working as a freelance photographer, he took ...more

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Lila Azam Zanganeh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
age 42 Lila Azam Zanganeh is a writer raised in Paris, France, by exiled Iranian parents. She lives and works in New York City. She is the author of The Enchanter: Nabokov and Happiness.

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Lotfi A. Zadeh is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
age 97 Lotfali Askar Zadeh, better known as Lotfi A. Zadeh, is a mathematician, electrical engineer, computer scientist, artificial intelligence researcher and professor emeritus of computer science at ...more

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Mahla Zamani is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Mahla Zamani Mahla Zamani is an Iranian fashion designer, journalist and expert on Iranian traditional clothing. She established the first fashion exhibition after the Iranian revolution and put significant ...more

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Mahmoud Saremi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Mahmoud Saremi Dec. at 30 (1968-1998) Mahmoud Saremi was an Iranian reporter, working for IRNA, as the news agency's head of office in Mazari Sharif. He was killed by the Taliban when they occupied the Iranian consulate in Mazari ...more

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Majid Sharif is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Majid Sharif Dec. at 48 (1950-1998) Majid Sharif Vaghefi was an Iranian translator and journalist who was one of the victims of the Chain murders of Iran. He was a follower of the late Islamist modernist leftist theoretician Ali ...more

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Manouchehr Atashi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Manouchehr Atashi Dec. at 74 (1931-2005) Manouchehr Atashi was a Persian poet, writer, and journalist. He was born in 1931 in Dashtestan, Bushehr province His poetry is the poetry of the revolting warrior of the humiliated southern ...more

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Masih Alinejad is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Masih Alinejad age 41 Masoumeh Alinejad-Ghomi is an Iranian journalist and writer. Alinejad currently works as a reporter on popular satirical TV show OnTen on the VOA Persian Service and as a correspondent for Radio ...more

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Masoud Dehnamaki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
age 48 Masoud Dehnamaki is an Iranian filmmaker, holding numerous box-office records.

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Massoud Behnoud is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
Massoud Behnoud age 70 Massoud Behnoud, a prominent Iranian journalist, historian and writer, was born on August 19, 1946 in Tehran. He started his work as a journalist in 1964. During his long career he worked as an ...more

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Maziar Bahari is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Journalists from Iran
age 50 Maziar Bahari is an Iranian Canadian journalist, film maker and human rights activist. He was a reporter for Newsweek from 1998 to 2011. Bahari was incarcerated by the Iranian government from ...more